Economic Outlook

A look ahead at the news business, the Seattle waterfront and transportation.

Boeing’s Ray Conner and 6 other contributors on how certain sectors will fare in 2017.

From his office in Seattle’s City Hall, Ben Noble can see that change is in the air. Fall has given way to winter, and cargo ships, ferry boats and construction cranes move about under a blanket of gray. Occupying the city budget director’s thoughts is the worrisome realization that the boom times in Seattle might be coming to an end.